--- Bill Moran <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > In response to L Goodwin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>: > > > > --- Bill Moran <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > > L Goodwin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > > > > > Chuck, I'd prefer to have the script handle > the > > > > mailing so I can test the script (with email > > > send) > > > > manually, independent of cron. > > > > > > Why? What is your reason for overcomplicating > this > > > task by refusing > > > to use the facilities built into the system? > > > > > > > Still looking for specifics on setting this up > and > > > a > > > > bourne shell script example that sends an > email. > > > > Thanks! > > > > > > Use mail(1). That's what it's there for. > > Huh? I want to use cron to run the script, but > want > > more control over when and where email gets sent. > The > > business reasons are sound. Anyway, a script that > > sends email is not complicated, so how can I be > > overcomplicating anything? > > Two lines of code vs. 1 line is overcomplicated. > > While your description of the reasons is somewhat > vague, I still feel > that cron's internal mailer can handle the chore. > What control over > who gets the mail do you need that can't be > accomplished either by > setting an env variable in the crontab, or by adding > aliases to > sendmail's config? > > > Also, recent posts to freebsd-questions on the > subject > > of sending email from cron seemed to favor having > the > > script handle the mailing instead of cron. > > I haven't seen those mails, and can't comment on > them. > > > Anyway, I > > do not want the client to receive an email if the > > backup fails. > > Then don't send the mail to the client, just change > who it goes to: > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > > Bill, I'm just trying to figure stuff out here. > I'm > > sorry if my ignorance offends you. > > I don't know how others feel about it, but I'd > prefer > > not to get negative, condescending replies to my > > sincerely aimed questions. After all, this is a > forum > > for questions, isn't it? > > Please don't mistake terseness for "condescending". > I didn't feel I > was being condescending, and did not intend to be. > What I did was: > a) Comment that I feel you're taking the wrong > approach to solving > your problem. > b) Give you a direct answer. > > What more could you ask for? I apologize if my > language implied a > negative tone. It was not intended that way.
Apology accepted. Sorry if I overreacted -- the last few days have been less fruitful than I'd hoped. ____________________________________________________________________________________ Shape Yahoo! in your own image. Join our Network Research Panel today! http://surveylink.yahoo.com/gmrs/yahoo_panel_invite.asp?a=7 _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"